Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Fox in Socks: Silly Sock Day!

Tuesday was a silly sock kinda day in first grade. We read Fox in Socks, wore silly socks, and worked with lots of rhyming words. Here is a peek at our day! 

I made a list of words before we read the book Fox in Socks. As we were reading, students tried to find words that word rhyme with the words on the list. They did a great job listening for those rhyming words!We did a little write the room activity to find rhyming words to match the words on their recording sheet.

This next activity, is one I got from the Mailbox a few years ago. I have each student a sock with a word on it. They had to find a classmate who had a word that rhymes with their word. We then shared our pairs of socks we made. The recording sheet is also from the Mailbox. 

Well friends, that’s all I’ve got for today! Happy Wednesday! 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Sleep Book: Seuss Week Pajama Day 

Hi friends! This week we are celebrating Read Across America with lots of Dr. Seuss books. To kick off this week long event, on Monday we read The Sleep Book and wore our pajamas. It was a super comfy day, to say the least! :)

After we read the book, we did a little dreaming ourselves... we completed this super fun roll a silly dream writing activity and became authors!

Students took turns sharing their silly dream stories in the author chair! 

Click the pic below to grab this writing freebie in my little TpT store. :)

We also made a super simple, sleepy creature inspired by the book. This guy is just a paper plate colored yellow, a pom for a nose, and some construction paper for the hair and eyes. They turned out super cute! :)

Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy 100th Day! 

We celebrated the 100th day of school a couple weeks ago. This is always one of my most favorite days! It's jam packed with lots of fun, revolving around 100!
100th day mystery homework--- This is one of my favorite traditions. I send home these sheets with a paper sack and a directions page. Students are to fill the bag with 100 of something. And then write clues about their item. Each student takes turns getting up and giving us their clues and we try to guess what their mystery item is. Some items this year included toothpicks, marshmallows, dry beans, cotton balls, pennies and Captain Crunch. So fun!
Another fun tradition are these 100th day balloons. I hang balloons from the ceiling... but not just for decoration. I've put activities inside each balloon! Throughout the day, we pop the balloons and complete the activity inside. Some activities are skip counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's, 100 jumping jacks, 100 high fives, 100 second dance session, 100 leg lifts, and my all time personal fave is 100 SECONDS OF SILENCE!!!! PURE BLISS! HA!
Students come decked out in a 100th day of school shirt. Here are a few from this year. So cute!!
This year we added something new....100th day photo booth! I found these adorable props from Oriental Trading and just knew we had to do this! I think we enjoyed it more than the kids! So many laughs!
I also set up my 100th day stations and students took turn work through these with a partner. 

We ended our day with special 100th day cupcakes... These cupcakes are a tradition too and always a super, yummy hit! 

My 10th 100th day is in the books and as always it was the BEST day ever as my sweet firsties always like to put it!! Here's to many more 100th days to come! :)